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The Aging Physician: Opportunities and Challenges
A third of doctors in practice will turn 65 within the next eight years, and there are more physicians in that age group than there are in the 40-and-younger category, according to the American Medical Colleges. [Westphal, M. (2013, Feb. 16). Aging Doctors Leaves Supply of Physicians in Critical Condition, Rockford Register Star.] Dr. Sheila LoboPrabhu, our keynote speaker, in an article published in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry addressed whether age should be considered as a risk factor that would merit special screening for adequate functioning for physicians. The authors recommend a call for “an expert consensus panel to convene to make recommendations concerning aging physicians with cognitive impairment.” [LoboPrabhu, S. The Aging Physician With Cognitive Impairment: Approaches to Oversight, Prevention and Remediation. Am J Geriatric Psychiatry 17:6 June 2009]. Should you have technical questions, please contact the AMA Unified Service Center at 800-621-8335. Should you have questions regarding the content, please contact Alice Reed at alice.reed@ama-assn.org or 312-464-5523.
The Aging Physician: Opportunities and Challenges 
Release date: February 13, 2014
End
date: February 13, 2017

Objectives

  1. Discuss the physiology of aging with emphasis on normal and abnormal sensory and cognitive changes. 
  2. Discuss the issue of cognitive impairment in aging physicians with emphasis on assessment of competency.
  3. Develop strategies to retain physicians in the workforce allowing them to continue practicing safely.

Target Audience
This activity is designed for all physicians, but especially those 65 years of age and older.

Statement of Need
There is a need to examine positive ways in which current physician leaders might develop new guidelines for addressing the special circumstances and needs of senior physicians.

Statement of Competency
This activity is designed to address the ABMS/ACGME competency: professionalism.

Accreditation Statement
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education credit for physicians.

Designation Statement
The American Medical Association designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Receiving Your CME Credit
To claim AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, you must; 1) view the webcast, 2) successfully complete the quiz answering 4 out of 6 questions correctly and 3) complete the evaluation. 


Planning Committee 
Alejandro Aparacio, MD - Director, AMA Continuing Physician Professional Development
Peter W. Carmel, MD - AMA Board of Trustees, Liasion, Section on Medical Schools (SMS)
John P. Fogarty, MD - Governing Council Member, AMA Section on Medial Schools (SMS)
Russell Kridel, MD - Council Member, AMA Council on Science & Public Health (CSAPH)
Virginia T. Latham, MD - Governing Council Member, AMA Senior Physicians Section (SPS)
Rita LePard - CME Program Committee
Kay Lozano, MD - Governing Council Member, AMA Young Physicians Section (YPS)
Darlyene Menescer, MD - Council Member, AMA Council on Medical Education (CME)

Faculty
Sheila M. LoboPrabhu, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, General Mental Health Clinic, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center; South Central MIRECC; and Baylor College of Medicine.
Luis T. Sanchez, MD, Director of Physician Health Services, Inc., a subsidiary of the Massachusetts Medical Society
Paul M. Schyve, MD,
Senior Advisor, Healthcare Improvement at The Joint Commission

Disclosure Statement
The content of this activity does not relate to any product of a commercial interest as defined by the ACCME; therefore, there are no relevant financial relationships to disclose. 


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Should you have questions regarding the content, please contact Alice Reed at alice.reed@ama-assn.org or 312-464-5523.

Should you have technical questions, please contact the AMA Unified Service Center at 1-800-621-8335.

 


Type:     Internet Activity (Enduring Material)
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Member Price
$45.00
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Credits
1.5 Credits> AMA> AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

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